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canada immigrationThe Canadian federal government’s announcement that technology firms will be allowed to bring in top talent in two weeks will be music to the ears of businesses across the country.

Finance Minister Bill Morneau unveiled the plan this week, aimed at making it easier for growing firms and major companies to get access to the highly skilled foreign talent they need that is not available in Canada.

Canadian technology giants Shopify and Hoot suite were among those lining up to praise the government’s initiative, which comes after hearing months of feedback saying the current system was inadequate.

The new plan is to allow companies that qualify to get visas and work permits approved inside two weeks as standard – under the current system the minimum processing time is six months.

Planned changes will also see the creation of a 30-day work permit that can be spread across a year, meaning companies can bring in workers for short stints without the need to apply for new paperwork each time.

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